GDC-Augusta State Medical Prison

State Prison

Last Updated: February 23, 2024
Address
3001 Gordon Hwy, Grovetown, GA 30813
Beds
1326
County
Columbia
Phone
706-855-4700
Fax
706-869-7933

ASMP is for State Prison offenders sentenced anywhere from one year to life by the State Court in the county where the charges were filed

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Located at 3001 Gordon Hwy in Grovetown, GA, ASMP carefully assigns inmates based on their custody level, considering factors like criminal history. ASMP offers diverse educational and vocational programs aimed at equipping offenders for successful reintegration into society and reducing recidivism. Through these initiatives, inmates gain skills and confidence, fostering personal growth and resilience.

When someone you care about ends up in a state prison, it can be tough to navigate the ins and outs of the system. From figuring out how to stay in touch to understanding what you can do to make their time easier, it can feel overwhelming. That's where this webpage comes in handy. It's here to help you get the lowdown on GDC-Augusta State Medical Prison so you can stay connected and support your loved one during their time inside.

While incarcerated, reading is often the best use of time. Please note that books and magazines, puzzles, and word searches ordered for inmates must come directly from the publisher. This policy ensures that the items are new, untampered, and comply with the facility's regulations. Prisons and jails enforce this rule to prevent the introduction of contraband or prohibited materials. By restricting orders to publishers, the facility can better maintain security and control over the content entering the institution. Any books or magazines not received directly from the publisher will be rejected and not delivered to the inmate.

ASMP, constructed in 1982 and opened in 1983, serves as a critical institution in Georgia's corrections system. Dedicated to housing adult male felons, the facility operates at close security level (maximum) to ensure public safety while providing essential services. With a capacity of 1326, Augusta State Medical Prison stands as a pivotal component of Georgia's corrections infrastructure. It primarily caters to male and female offenders in need of acute medical and Level IV mental health services, with a specialization in transient care. Notably, it also functions as a release site for sex offenders and hosts the Augusta Transitional Center.

The housing layout of Augusta State Medical Prison is meticulously organized to meet the diverse needs of its population. Divided into four living units, each unit is further segmented into separate entities, equipped with support buildings containing multi-purpose rooms and counseling offices. The facility comprises an open dormitory with 519 beds, including 192 designated for assisted living. Additionally, it features seven nursing units, each equipped with a security control room, single patient rooms, a Crisis Stabilization Unit, and a central dining hall. The Mental Health Support building utilizes a shared dining area, while the Fast Track building accommodates 256 beds with double bunk arrangements. Moreover, Augusta State Medical Prison houses specialized units such as a Special Management Unit, Diagnostic Unit, C.E.R.T. team, and Tactical Squad, underscoring its comprehensive approach to inmate management.

In terms of work details, Augusta State Medical Prison offers various opportunities for inmate employment, including roles with the Georgia State Patrol, Georgia Department of Transportation Weigh Station, in-house maintenance and custodial details, outside warehouse tasks, and outdoor maintenance duties. These work opportunities not only contribute to the operational functioning of the facility but also serve as valuable vocational training for inmates.

The prison's robust program offerings aim to address the educational, psychological, and rehabilitative needs of its population. Academic programs such as GED, ABE, and literacy/remedial courses are complemented by counseling sessions focusing on motivation for change, cognitive restructuring, moral reconation therapy, and relapse prevention. Furthermore, inmates have access to recreational activities, religious services, mental health support, and vocational training programs in areas like food preparation, barbering, and custodial maintenance.

With a dedicated workforce comprising 500 Augusta University employees, faculty, staff, and contractors, Augusta State Medical Prison operates a 95-bed acute care hospital known as the Augusta State Medical Prison Hospital (ASMP). This hospital provides a wide range of medical services, including surgical procedures, multi-specialty clinics, mental health treatment units, dialysis, dental care, hospice services, and inpatient care. Notably, it houses specialized units for dementia, traumatic brain injury, severe personality disorders, and seriously mentally ill offenders.

In addition to medical care, Augusta State Medical Prison offers primary and chronic care services through its satellite clinics, palliative care, chronic care clinic, statewide center for dialysis, rule-out TB rooms, regional pharmacy, telemedicine hub, preventive and primary care clinics, oral surgery, general dentistry, clinical dietitian services, and telepsychiatry services. The facility also provides non-emergent same-day surgical services, covering orthopedics, maxillofacial surgery, neurosurgery, plastic surgery, vascular surgery, ENT procedures, urology, and ophthalmology, ensuring comprehensive healthcare for its inmate population.

Inmate Locator

ASMP maintains a database of current inmates and their locations within the system. To locate an inmate, begin by using the DOC locator tool, which requires entering the first three letters of the inmate's first and last name, allowing for variations in spelling.

If unable to locate the desired information through free resources, users may opt to use the Arrest Record Search, which requires payment. While this option incurs a small fee, it provides access to the most up-to-date data available.

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Visitation Information

VISITATION DAYS / HOURS:

General Population:

  • Days: Saturdays, Sundays and State Holidays
  • Hours: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Inmates in Protective Custody/Segregation:

  • Days: Tuesday and Wednesday (Visitors are only allowed one visit per week)
  • Hours: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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